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Price for a Porcelain Lamp, is it mid century?

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Price for a White Porcelain Lamp, is it mid century?

Welcome back! Doris here. I will be pleased to work with you. My responses are not immediate. I thank
you for your patience. I am reviewing the question.

These ginger jar-shaped lamps were popular in the mid-60s until the mid-70s.

There were dozens of makers all over the world. Unless there is a mark or label, we cannot know exactly which company made this.

However, a factory by the name of Chapman produced some of these white floral relief lamps.

The estimated retail value is $200 in an upscale venue.

(Fair market value would be $125-150.)

Online auctions like eBay generally bring wholesale selling prices (30-50% of retail). Sales in the eBay "Buy It Now" format are closer to retail.

If you would like to sell close to estimated retail, some ideas are:

The internet has your largest audience of buyers. Place small ads on these sites or set up your own small store on these sites.

Be sure to specify local pick up only for large items. That way the buyer would be responsible for obtaining his own insurance and transport.

These sites carry antique as well as vintage items.
Accept PayPal only.

Etsy.com - small fees-20 cents to list plus 3.5% final price.
Artfire.com

These sites are excellent and more upscale but fees are higher. I only recommend them if you have several items to sell.
GoAntiques.com
Rubylane.com
Tias.com
cyberattic.com
trocadero.com
https://www.justcollecting.com/about/selling

Or your nearest CraigsList.com , nextdoor.com , Facebook.com , or Facebook Marketplace where you can list items for free. Accept cash only.

Ultimately, to obtain these retail values we assume the piece or set is in good condition and that the final value depends on sale geographic location.

In general, a private seller to a dealer, via consignment or at auction can expect 30-50% of estimated retail value.

Insurance replacement values are usually about 20%-50% more than retail values.

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